uPDATED (BIVALENT) COVID-19 BOOSTER
Frequently asked questions
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Q: Can I receive a bivalent booster if I had a previous Omicron infection?
A: Yes, all patients can benefit from bivalent boosters regardless of previous infection.
Q: Should I wait 3 months after infection to receive a bivalent booster?
A: You may delay your bivalent booster vaccination by 3 months following SARSCoV-2 infection, but you do not have to.
Q: Can I take a bivalent Pfizer for my booster if I received Moderna for my primary series and my boosters?
A: Yes, you may receive a Pfizer or Moderna bivalent booster regardless of your primary series or last booster vaccine brand, as long as they fit the age criteria.
Q: Do I have to wait for my booster if I received the Novavax as the primary series until a Novavax bivalent booster is approved?
A: No, patients who received the Novavax primary series can still receive a Pfizer or Moderna bivalent booster as long as it has been 2 months since completion of the primary series or most recent booster.
Q: Can my child receive a bivalent booster?
A: Bivalent boosters are only approved for ages 12 and older.
Q: Can I receive other vaccines with bivalent boosters?
A: Yes, routine vaccines can be administered at the same time as bivalent boosters. The CDC does recommend spacing out COVID-19 vaccines and Jynneos monkeypox vaccines by 4 weeks.